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Am I going down with something?!

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Polly2810Graduate

Ok I think I may have officially caught the bug!! Is it normal that when I just got an unexpected tax refund the first thing I thought was great I can now treat myself to some new trainers and get a treadmill to go in “The son that has not left Home”’s vacant room?!?

I love running outside, but I know myself too well and absolutely HATE winter, so at least with a treadmill in the house I will have no excuses in the week. Weekend will not be a problem, but dark cold and wet? Ain’t gonna happen!! 😜

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WhatsappGraduate

I'm afraid you seem to have a bad dose of the running bug. The only cure is to go out running three times a week - get it out of your system!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Whatsapp

...or NOT get it out of your system...embrace the feeling :)

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Whatsapp

Ok will do!! 🤣🤣🤣

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OldflossAdministrator

Dark cold and wet...? Why, it is superb! So exciting... I loved it...( apart from White van man who tried to drown me)

I do have an elliptical trainer for icy conditions though ( the one time I will not run:)

Yes.. I think you are hooked...:) Wonderful isn't it :)

Haha! You've got it bad. But Oldfloss is right, winter running is fab. After Autumn it's my favourite time of year. Just wear the right gear and away you go. But you'll have to get used to dripping nose syndrome 😏

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Irishprincess

Yes will embrace daytime winter running my all means but not happy out on my own round the dark lanes.

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Cornet-CarolynGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

What is the right gear for winter?

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IrishprincessGraduate in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Light thermal layers, a hat, gloves and a buff.

Someone else asked this question recently so here is the post with some replies.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Cornet-CarolynGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks

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GlossyGraduate

Well you do need something to put in STHNLH's room 😉

Whilst I don't have much winter running experience I do have plenty of rain experience! I love it and am looking forward to chilly morning runs when the cold weather arrives.

Get out there in the elements and feel alive.

Spend the money on some waterproof running shoes and gear as opposed to a very expensive soon to be clothes horse.

I'm looking forward to winter running and rain after doing this program in 37C summer

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to GingerBohemian

Not gonna be expensive gonna be 2nd hand just not confident out in dark lanes in my own as yet. Ease myself in gently!!

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MummycavModerator in reply to Polly2810

I won’t be getting a treadmill...I’ll be out there...snowycav..that’ll be me!!!

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FishypiefaceGraduate in reply to Polly2810

You can have my treadmill, it's cr*p!! :) Mind you it was relatively cheap. I have to run on it in an un-natural way (or maybe I'm just a messy runner!! :) ) so make sure you get one that's decent. Although I'm not sure home ones are that decent. I want a tax rebate! I fancy some trail trainers....

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MummycavModerator in reply to Fishypieface

Lol x

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Martin_RoseGraduate

Polly, you are such a runner. 😊

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Martin_Rose

Not this week!! Am such a headache 🤣🤣

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misswobbleGraduate

Toy could buy some warm weather run gear and get outside this winter

You soon get acclimatised 🙂 I thought I would surely die, being the world's biggest cold weather wimp, but I didn't I run in all weathers now 👍🏃‍♀️😃

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator

Lol...well if you have the bug then I must have it because I bought my Fitbit with my tax rebate a few weeks ago!!!! There’s no cure for it either..apparently!!

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Ha ha what are we like??

I love the idea of the 'son who has not left' having a vacant room, soon to be filled with a treadmill....

Polly we do whatever we have to, I am now feeding a music and app download habit, I am allowed one download per run completed. Trouble is antet and Razouski keep telling me about new music I need. Yes you read that right, NEED.

Runners Anonymous beckons...

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Jancanrun

Hahha think they may have too many new members to cope with!! 🤣🤣

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antetGraduate in reply to Jancanrun

😆 it's hard to resist adding more to the playlist. I think I would be bankrupt if not for Spotify. But I'm missing out on your download incentive.

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to antet

Ooo, I’ve got an app called Musicon...everything you’ll ever need on there music wise...& it’s all free, no ads either, ads proper wind me up!!

I'm definitely in Runners Downloads Anonymous aka The Retro Runners. I now need (NEED) some Spandau Ballet (I think), and Baggy Trousers by Madness after watching a programme on BBC 4 on TOTP. 😂😂😂

And they what about Don't Tell Me by Blancmange?, jancanrun?

antet profile image
antetGraduate in reply to Razouski

Yay I've got Don't tell me on my playlist 😀

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Jancanrun in reply to Razouski

So Spandau for sure and Madness including Embarrassment and Blancmange ooh I'd forgotten about them... you two are filling up my wish list nicely. Oh and for the sake of New Romantic balance I am wondering why I never ever had any Boy George/Culture Club... how did that happen. Considering at one time I had the full frilly shirt and knickerbockers look.OMG how tragic was that..glad Instagram and phone cameras weren't around then...

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Jancanrun

Oh my word some of the pics I have of the shiny dresses with “BIG” hair...my kids pee themselves when they look through my teens/early 20’s 🤣🤣

Jancanrun profile image
Jancanrun in reply to Polly2810

The Perm can I get over the embarrassment of looking like Angie from East Enders for most of my twenties... haircut shame

Polly2810 profile image
Polly2810Graduate in reply to Jancanrun

My perm was massive!! 🤣🤣🤣

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Polly2810

All hair & legs...that was me!! Very big hair...being a hairdresser I was in the right trade!!!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Jancanrun

The perm solution must’ve leaked through my scalp into my hair follicles because my hair is naturally curly now, it wasn’t then!!! 🙃

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Razouski in reply to Jancanrun

Oh I had gold lamé knickerbockers and various frilly shirts. 😂😂😂

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Razouski

That’s made me laugh...I was actually adding songs to my playlist on my phone when I was watching totp2!!! I’ve got ‘lip up fatty’ on mine now, that makes me laugh when it comes up...especially if I’m running past the greasy spoon or MacDonalds!!!

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Razouski in reply to Mummycav

Mr Razouski and I were both laughing at Lip up Fatty! I might need to add that too. 😂

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Razouski

It’s timing is impeccable sometimes!!! 😂

Winter running is wonderful. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it last year as a newbie runner, but it's lovely when it's all crispy and bright.

You're welcome to join Retro Runners - group for the running playlist download addicts😉

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Razouski

Oh yes!! I love a bit of spandau!! Saw them in ‘85....omg that was 32 years ago!!! What about Rio...Duran Duran...I NEED that on my playlist!!

Razouski profile image
Razouski in reply to Polly2810

Me too. 🎶🤣

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Jancanrun in reply to Razouski

Irish John and Donna Summer not a married couple you understand but he just mentioned disco diva Donna, I have to have her too.. list grows even longer

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Jancanrun

Chaka Khan...that’s fab!!!

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Jancanrun in reply to Razouski

Okay did my run today, jancanrun.com/2017/10/01/al...

So this weeks ,downloads are The Cult, BoneyM and SimpleMinds thanks to antet and you Razouski. Oh and I'm sneaking in Donna too, to make up for nasty man on bike today,

Enjoy your new trainers!

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Gotta get done first!! Next weekend I reckon ready for Cyprus....whoopee

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